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AWS Network Firewall available in Australia

AWS Network Firewall available in Australia

Simplifies security deployments for Amazon VPCs.
Jan 11 2021, 9:06AM
Security awareness and training needs a new approach in Australia

Security awareness and training needs a new approach in Australia

It’s time to take a more proactive approach to cybersecurity training
Dec 9 2020, 2:03PM
What will 2021 deliver for cybersecurity in Australia?

What will 2021 deliver for cybersecurity in Australia?

QR-code check-in apps are, "A breach waiting to happen"
Dec 9 2020, 11:55AM
COVID-19 has increased the price of used IT gear

COVID-19 has increased the price of used IT gear

[Comment] How government organisations can solve IT asset disposal problems.
Nov 3 2020, 10:09AM
Will challenging times help close the cybersecurity skills gap?

Will challenging times help close the cybersecurity skills gap?

With the Australian job market taking a massive battering over the past few months since COVID-19 hit and the consequent recession, it will be interesting to observe whether the number of people looking to enter the cybersecurity profession will increase in months ahead.
Jul 3 2020, 1:09PM
Business Email Compromise (BEC) | Insight from Barracuda

Business Email Compromise (BEC) | Insight from Barracuda

Mark Lukie from Barracuda comments on the ACCC Scamwatch alert regarding business email compromise (BEC).
Jun 24 2020, 4:48PM
EY: 10 Cyber Security Industry Insights For 2020

EY: 10 Cyber Security Industry Insights For 2020

EY Partner, Richard Watson, offers analysis and data on recent Cyber Security issues
Jun 24 2020, 11:40AM
Remote work, cloud use, lost mobiles exposing businesses to cyber-threats

Remote work, cloud use, lost mobiles exposing businesses to cyber-threats

Here’s more evidence that you should review your company’s cybersecurity.
May 27 2020, 10:29PM
Key small business laptop features to look for in 2020

Key small business laptop features to look for in 2020

From Dell's airplane tray-sized XPS 13 to HP's laptops with WiFi 6 capabilities, here's a quick guide to what's on offer from some of the big brands in 2020.
Jan 31 2020, 6:31PM
Deadline for tax agents as ATO gets ready to switch off AUSkey

Deadline for tax agents as ATO gets ready to switch off AUSkey

Australia's tax agents have until late March to set up their myGovID, to avoid losing access to the ATO's online services for agents.
Jan 24 2020, 9:44AM
Don't fall for bushfire money transfer scams

Don't fall for bushfire money transfer scams

Email scams have targeted company suppliers, referring to bushfires and asking them to transfer money.
Jan 17 2020, 3:53PM
Know someone using Windows 7? Make sure they read this

Know someone using Windows 7? Make sure they read this

In less than a month, Microsoft will stop providing security updates for Windows 7.
Dec 18 2019, 9:22AM
How to decide on your company's IT security budget

How to decide on your company's IT security budget

Here are a few considerations when planning an organisation’s IT security budget.
Nov 14 2019, 5:47PM
Still running Windows 7? Protect yourself from the BlueKeep malware

Still running Windows 7? Protect yourself from the BlueKeep malware

Haven't patched your system to help guard against this malware? It's time to do something about it.
Nov 8 2019, 12:19PM
Not convinced your staff need cybersecurity training? Read this

Not convinced your staff need cybersecurity training? Read this

Find out how the Emotet malware uses email to trick users and what you should do to protect your business.
Nov 1 2019, 1:48PM
Free Kaspersky portal lets you test suspicious files and URLs

Free Kaspersky portal lets you test suspicious files and URLs

Organisations can now use Kaspersky’s Threat Intelligence Portal for free, allowing them to quickly analyse cybersecurity threats.
Oct 25 2019, 7:00PM
Online scammers are using the browser padlock to fool victims

Online scammers are using the browser padlock to fool victims

If your browser displays the padlock symbol it doesn't necessarily mean a site is safe to visit.
Oct 25 2019, 1:55PM
How bonus programs can make fraudsters more loyal to your business

How bonus programs can make fraudsters more loyal to your business

A loyalty program can be an effective marketing tool, but fraud can turn it from a benefit to a burden.
Oct 9 2019, 1:05PM
Kaspersky reveals diagnosis of cyberthreats plaguing the healthcare sector

Kaspersky reveals diagnosis of cyberthreats plaguing the healthcare sector

Kaspersky's fifth cybersecurity weekend puts spotlight on still unseen attacks against medical and pharmaceutical organisations in APAC.
Sep 13 2019, 4:39PM
Freight scam shuts down Australian businesses

Freight scam shuts down Australian businesses

Victims are losing tens of thousands of dollars to the email scam, which targets IT and electrical businesses.
Jul 26 2019, 12:42PM

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